Welcome! Please respect and preserve the wildness of the climbing areas you are about to visit! Thanks!
HARPERS FERRY (IN TOWN)
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall ASPECT: South
The climbing opportunities along Shenandoah Street from 340 to “Downtown” Harpers Ferry, WV are varied. The rock quality varies from good to horrible and the climbing style varies from slab to overhang. There is one climb that has received some attention in the past and that is “Sick Pursuit” 5.11 roof trad crack. This climb is a significant climb for the area and probably the hardest historical Harpers Ferry climb. As styles change and overhanging climbing becomes more popular roof climbing doesn’t seem like a big deal but it was when this climb was done. Other rope climbs are available but not heavily documented so you will have to explore.
Remember, you are visible to everyone when climbing along Shenandoah Street so take care to represent our user group as a positive addition to the park. We each have the responsibility to foster good relations with the park service and the public.
Ø Sick Pursuit (5.11, Roof crack under Jefferson Rock)
Ø Skin Splitter (5.10/11, Seam on the large boulder above the guide slabs, starts in a roof)
Ø Guide Slab (Low angle slabs along Shenandoah Street)
o There use to be an old (super sketchy) hanger at the top of the slab = CAUTION!
Ø Drilled Wall (Quarried walls along Shenandoah Street)
o Though I’ve never climbed on this wall it appears to have some potential for sporty lines.
Ø There is potential for new lines.
Ø +Crack Boulder (V0/2, Stand alone boulder split end to end by a parallel crack)
Ø +Crimp Wall (vertical bouldering wall currently covered with vines)